- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
I go to the gym 5-6 days a week. Lift heavy 2 days and the other days are a mix of HIIT and body strength exercises. According to my fitness pal I typically meet or some days exceed my protein requirements. However MFP seems to use the 0.8 g per kg body weight estimate, and I’ve seen other suggestions to be 1.0 – 1.8 g/kg.
I typically get most of my protein from lean meats and fish, but have some days where I rely on egss or beans as my protein source, and I typically have yogurt or cottage cheese as a snack which contribute sto my overall protein intake.
I don’t typically take protein shakes, but I do like to add 1/3-1/2 scoop to my morning oatmeal for flavour, or to a smoothie if I’m having one. Basically I want to know if this is ok (~1/2 scoop protein powder a day), or if it’s completely unnecessary and I’ve fallin victim to the evils of fitness industry marketing??